Sergei Zaryanko

Born: 1818, Lyady (Mohilev Province)
Died: 1870, Moscow

Painter, teacher. Son of an emancipated serf called Konstantin Zaryanko. Studied under Alexei Venetsianov and Maxim Vorobyov at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1830s), where he was awarded the title of non-class artist (1836) and a major silver medal (1841). Academician (1843), professor (1850). Lived in St Petersburg (mid-1820s–1843, 1846–55) and Moscow (1843–46, 1856–70). Taught at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1856–70).

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